I NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Challenger Mechanical Problems Forum | TSB's' started by JAV702, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. JAV702

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    I have a 2016 6.4L SRT Challenger.

    I only have 16,746 miles on it. My problem is I have not driven my car in the last 2 months and I have it stored in my garage and with a battery maintainer on it to keep the battery fully charged. Today I went to turn on my vehicle to take it for a drive and my car does not start. It have fully charged battery and my car just will not fully turn on. I do not have any trouble codes or anything unusual. I can hear all the mechanical normal noises my car makes before turning on but just will not turn on.

    I am clueless why my care is not fully turning on?

    Can only one help???
     
  2. Wizard of Iz

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    Wow.

    Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

    If it's a manual, remember that you have to press the clutch to start the engine.

    And, I don't have an automatic ... so I don't know if you have to do anything special or not. Maybe have your foot on the brake??
     
  3. 2017 Redline HC

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    Is the engine turning over as if its trying to start or nothing when you try to start it? By mechanical sounds you mention it sounds like the fuel pump is coming on. If its only a groan when starting you could have a battery issue that didn't take the charge. It could be a starter issue as well.
    If it is turning over you could have a fuel delivery issue or ignition problem.

    If you provide a better description of what is happening when you try to start it we may be able to help you narrow down where to look.
     
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    It's amps not voltage sometimes, it could be your battery is showing 12+ v but there's no amps to crank. Get a jump or I have one of the handheld jump systems ($79 on Amazon) to check to see if it's the battery before you tear it all apart
     
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    It is frustrating when someone makes their first post a request for help and then they don't reply to people offering to help.

    Oh well. I hope they got their car started.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    They key fob and security system might be having an issue communicating. My uncle's Viper does this ever year he puts it in storage. I forget now but there's a code he has to push on his fob so that it will sync then the car will start.


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    Maybe he got help from 1 of the other 10 sites he joined to ask for help :D
     
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    would help to start it about once a week. mine stays in the garage during the winter with a few drives in between, but it gets cranked up regardless if it gets driven or not.
     
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    When storing a car I wouldn't suggest starting the engine up every so often unless you're going to run it for a significant length of time. I know many people think doing so is a good idea to circulate engine oil but that's wrong. Starting an engine for short periods only serves to increase moisture, acids and other combustion byproducts in the oil and throughout the intake and exhaust system. This far outweighs any possible benefits circulating some oil might provide.
     
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